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Courtauld Institute of Art

TURNER, Percy Moore (fl 1908-1950)


Reference code(s): GB 1518 CI/PMT

Held at: Courtauld Institute of Art

Title: TURNER, Percy Moore (fl 1908-1950)

Date(s): 1905-1952

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Turner | Percy Moore | fl 1908-1950 | art dealer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dealer of the Independent Gallery; Samuel Courtauld's principal adviser, and central in the acquisition of many of his paintings; died c1950. Publications: Millet ... Illustrated with eight reproductions in colour ([1910]); Van Dyck ... Illustrated with eight reproductions in colour ([1908]); Stories of the French Artists from Clouet to Delacroix collected and arranged by P M Turner [chapters 1-17] and Charles Henry Collins Baker [chapters 18-30] (Chatto & Windus, London, 1909); The Appreciation of Painting ... With illustrations (Selwyn & Blount, London,1921).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Percy Moore Turner, 1905-1952, comprising folders relating to various artists and works of art including John Sell Cotman, John Berney Crome, Honoré Daumier Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Peter De Wint, Thomas Gainsborough, Francisco de Goya, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Varin and Diego Velazquez, and museums including the Louvre, Paris; catalogues of pictures at Staunton Harold, 1922; an exhibition by Richard Parkes Bonington, 1937; Percy Moore Turner's collection of engravings, etchings, lithographs and other prints, 1951; correspondence relating to gift of pictures to the Louvre, 1947-1948, and P M Turner's estate, 1951-1952; photographs of paintings, undated, from the British Museum, Castle Museum, Norwich, National Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, and the Tate Gallery; newpaper cuttings, 1925-1950, including some relating to the Courtauld.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections comprising folders, photographs, and newpaper cuttings.

Conditions governing access:

Initial applications should be made to the Deputy Librarian, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R ORN. At least one week's notice is generally required for access to archival material.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Material may be photocopied subject to the approval of the Librarian or Archivist, and provided it does not breach the provisions of the Copyright Act, 1988.

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A catalogue is available in the Courtauld Institute Library.


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Archivist's note: Sources: Courtauld Institute of Art catalogue; British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; Impressionism for England, Samuel Courtauld as patron and collector John House (London, Courtauld Institute Galleries [1994]). Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2000

Art collections | Exhibitions
Engravings | Visual materials
Etchings | Visual materials
Lithographs | Visual materials
Painters | Artists
Paintings | Painting | Fine arts
Photographs | Visual materials
Prints | Visual materials

Personal names
Bonington | Richard Parkes | 1802-1828 | painter
Turner | Percy Moore | fl 1908-1950 | art dealer

Corporate names
British Museum
Castle Museum | Norwich
Courtauld Institute of Art
Louvre Museum | Paris
National Gallery
Royal Albert Memorial Museum | Exeter
Tate Gallery